Eligibility and Steps to Certification

CPCM
Certified Professional
Contracts Manager

Eligibility for the CPCM requires a candidate to have:

  • A degree from a regionally or Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) accredited institution at the bachelor's level.
  • Degrees from outside the U.S must be evaluated by an independent third party such as World Education Services.
  • Five years of work experience in the contract management field.
  • 120 hours of continuing professional education; see our Continuing Professional Education (CPE) GuidePDF format for details. 

To earn the CPCM, a candidate must take and pass the CPCM exam.

If you have any questions for Certification, please call 1-800-344-8096 or email us at certification@ncmahq.org.

 

Steps to Certification:

Application

  1. Complete application
  2. Pay fee and send to NCMA with supporting documents

Registration

  1. NCMA reviews application in 15 business days
  2. NCMA sends record of eligibility to exam provider
  3. NCMA e-mails instructions to candidate
  4. Candidate registers for exam

Examination

  1. Candidate takes the exam in secure, proctored environment
  2. Passing score for the CPCM exam is a minimum of 70%

If you have any questions for Certification, please call 1-800-344-8096 or email us at certification@ncmahq.org.

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